New voter information cards being mailed to all registered voters | News
Sarasota County, Florida -- Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Kathy Dent began mailing new voter information cards to all 280,000 registered voters Tuesday, July 10.
The SOE is required by law to mail new cards to every voter as a result of the 2010 federal census and subsequent redistricting process.
Dent says the new cards will contain vital information about a voter’s Congressional, State Senate, State House, County Commission, and local voting districts, as well as precinct and polling location information.
She notes that all Sarasota County precinct numbers have changed and many polling locations have been consolidated following the redistricting process. Voters are urged to destroy their old cards and pay special attention to the information contained on the new cards.
Voters who do not receive a new card or who need to update any of the information on their cards should contact the SOE office at (941) 861-8619. Voters with questions about the new cards may also call or visit the SOE website at www.SarasotaVotes.com.
Like the old cards, the new voter information cards are informational only and may not be used as identification at a polling place on election day. Dent reminds all voters to take a photo and signature ID to the polls when voting at an early voting location or at the polls on election day.
2012 election dates are:
Primary – Tue, Aug 14 Early Voting: August 4-11 Registration deadline: July 16
General – Tue, Nov 6 Early Voting: Oct 27-Nov 3 Registration deadline: Oct 9
Early voting times and locations are posted on the SOE website and will be advertised prior to the elections.
Info courtesy Sarasota County SOE.